The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation has fast tracked the 30-km long Agra Metro Rail project, which is destined to be commissioned by 2024. The mega metro project is set to change Taj city's profile and accelerate the pace of socio-economic development in and around the city.
Under the project, two corridors will be constructed. The first corridor will be built between Sikandra to Taj East Gate and the second one from Agra Cantt to Kalindi Vihar.
Under the first corridor, a section of about six km between Taj East Gate to Jama Masjid will come up. Currently, the civil construction of a three km long elevated corridor is being carried out between Taj East Gate to Basai along with the Metro Train Depot on the PAC ground.
Agra Metro team has achieved another milestone as half of the construction work of D-wall has been completed in Agra Fort Metro Station. Out of a total of 66 D-wall structures 33 have been completed and 100 per cent of guide wall work has already been completed.
The Underground (UG) Section of Agra Metro's Corridor-I is marked between Taj Mahal Metro Station to RBS College Metro Station. UG Metro Stations are being constructed with the Top-Down method. Seven Metro Stations are to be built in the underground section for the first corridor viz Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, Medical College, Agra College, Raja Ki Mandi and RBS College.